Twins Guest House, King William’s Town

Situated in a peaceful residential area of King Williams Town, Twins Guest House is an ideal base for tourists and business travellers in this historic and diverse corner of the Eastern Cape.

Known for its outstanding hospitality, this well run guest house offers superb value, modern rooms, comfortable beds, hearty meals and leisure facilities.

Twins Guesthouse is named after the two sets of Jacobsz twins born in this home that has been in the family for more than 40 years.

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Twins offers 22 tastefully decorated outside rooms each with their own entrance and secure parking. Each room has its own en suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, TV and M-Net. Air-conditioning comes standard, as does a small work space. A laundry service is available on request.

The dining room is in the main house, and has a wonderful view of the swimming pool. For breakfast you can choose between full English or Continental, whilst dinners are buffet-style. Evening meals are served on request and includes a delicious meat dish, locally grown vegetables, salads and a tempting desert. On cold Eastern Cape winter evenings, you may well find the twins have whipped up a piping hot home-made soup with fresh bread.


King William’s Town might be a small, rural town, but it is the administrative capital of the Eastern Cape and thus is the business hub in this area. It’s also considered one of the most interesting towns to visit in this province. The town is renowned for its quaint and historic stone buildings, many of which date back to the Frontier Wars.

If you are visiting King William’s Town as a tourist, the Amatole Museum is a must visit! It boasts the world’s largest collection of mammals, including the body of the legendary Huberta, the hippo who walked more than 1500 km from KwaZulu-Natal to the Eastern Cape in the early 1900’s. The town is also the resting place of Steve Biko, the then leader of the Black Consciousness movement.

His grave can be found in the Ginsberg Cemetery, which is now a Garden of Remembrance. The legendary Nelson Mandela also hails from the Eastern Cape area and you are now able to follow the Nelson Mandela Route from King William’s Town to Mthatha, home to the Nelson Mandela museum.

King William’s Town is also worth visiting simply for its natural beauty. The Eastern Cape Rooikrans, Maden and Laing Dams are nearby which are fantastic sites for fishing and all kinds of water sports. The Cape Amatola mountain hiking routes also start in this area, making King William’s Town an ideal overnight base. The King William’s Town Golf Club is also worth a try if you’re a golfing enthusiast.


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